3 DIY Easter Baskets for Under $15


By Cheri Liefeld, Adventures in the Kitchen

Easter is coming, and you have so many options for preparing your kids’ baskets—it can be a little overwhelming, I know. To help you simplify, I’m sharing three DIY Easter baskets to inspire you. For just $5 to $15, you can create a homemade Easter basket your kids will love.

When I start planning a new DIY project, I always shop at home first. There are always little treasures lying around the house—when you look at things through a new lens, you’ll be surprised at what you find.

Under $5

DIY Easter Basket under $5

First, here’s a simple Easter basket you can make for $5. Pick up a basket at a dollar store along with grass to go inside it. I found a piece of yellow rickrack at home to add as a trim around the top.

DIY Easter Basket

My niece and I love to be crafty, so I invited her to help. First, take a glue gun or a bottle of craft glue. Place dots of glue in a line and place the rickrack or ribbon on top.

DIY Easter Flower

Use cupcake liners to create a flower for the basket. Pick a color that coordinates, and flip the liners inside out. Place a dot of glue in the center and glue to each other. For the center of the flower, fold two in half and then in half again. Glue to the center.

Under $10
How to make an Easter Basket

This cute Chalkboard Basket started as a silver pail sitting on my back patio and cost just $10 to make. Using a coupon for Michaels, I bought blue chalkboard paint.

DIY Easter Basket

Apply two coats of paint to the pail. I painted a few plastic eggs I had from last year.

DIY Easter Basket

I bought a small roll of striped ribbon that complimented the paint color.

To personalize the baskets, print out a sheet of the matching circles. Write the child’s name or type it out in a word processing program and line up to print out in the center of the circle. I thought the yellow peeps looked so cute peeking over the top.

Under $15
DIY Easter Basket

This classic basket became my girly girl basket. My niece loves sports, but also loves all things pink, so this was her favorite. Using a coupon at a local craft store, I bought the wicker basket for 40% off. They also had a little container of fabric flowers. I bought a sheet of rhinestones in the scrapbook section. One sheet had several colors of pink on it.

DIY Easter Basket
Using a glue gun or craft glue, place dots along the rim of the basket and then put a flower on each dot. I added a rhinestone to the center of each flower for as touch of bling.

Take a roll of pink satin ribbon to wrap the handle, leaving a few inches free at each end.

DIY Easter Basket

I found the feather hair clip in the $1 aisle and added it to the side of the basket as the finishing touch. Then I took a scrap of diamond-studded ribbon I had at home and wrapped it around a pink plastic egg. You can turn this into a spa basket by adding a jar of homemade brown sugar body scrub and a few shades of pink nail polish. This basket cost just $15 to create.

I’d love to hear: Any suggestions you have for creating unique and inexpensive Easter baskets?

Cheri Liefeld Adventures in the KitchenCheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen believes in celebrating life around the table. She is a recipe developer, cooking instructor and writer. She blogs over at Adventures In The Kitchen where she shares easy to make recipes, party inspiration and ideas for cooking with kids.

A native of Southern California her cooking is filled with fresh ingredients from local farmers markets and often served spicy. She fell in love with cooking as a little girl, playing in the kitchen after school. Trips to Italy and Australia have influenced her cooking and a love for simple, delicious meals.

As a cooking instructor she is passionate about inspiring kids to cook, along with encouraging the benefits of the family meal. Food tastes better when shared with family and friends.



47 thoughts on “3 DIY Easter Baskets for Under $15

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  4. I think on all of the posts, I would use this the most. I love Easter, and seeing the kids find their baskets. They are so expensive to buy and do not have much in them.

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  6. You have shown people just how easy it is to make your own baskets with an added bonus you can really make them fit each individual’s likes.

  7. I plan on buying cheap sand pails and customizing them with each kids name and things pertaining to their likes. This post has super ideas.

  8. Those are all nice ideas, I don’t ever buy the premise ones in the stores because you can make such better ones at home

  9. I love the floral girls nail care basket the best. MY nieces would love it and not a bad price to pull it together. Thanks for the ideas.

  10. These are awesome ideas. I love to do crafts and make things cheap. I think the flower cupcake liner is awesome

  11. I save everything and add it to my miscellaneous tub in the craft room. It gives me a wonderful inventory to work from when cute little ideas like this pop up. Planning to make my granddaughter/1 yr and grandson/7 yrs wonderful little baskets this year. I try to fill them with non candy items: bubbles, sunglasses, clothes, books, etc.

  12. I love the blue painted pail, you have given me a few ideas to work with. I hate buying the cheap baskets for one time use.

  13. I have decided to have theme baskets next year since I already have the things needed for this year. However I am going to add ribbon like you did because I needed to get new basket and I am on a tight budget I purchased a $1.00 baskets. Thanks for the ideas.

  14. Love the pink basket. It would be perfect for my daughter. These are great ideas to make Easter baskets that won’t break the bank.

  15. I love your girly girl basket for my 2 granddaughters. I would put Piggy Paint in for them. Dollar stores and Michaels are places I shop at to save money. Oh, love the cupcake liners flower!

  16. These are cute! I did a similar girly basket for two of my nieces at Christmas a few years ago, filled with barrettes and brushes and nail polish and all things pink – they loved it and I was able to get them a lot for a little!

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